Hierarchy structure

While both a system hierarchy and user hierarchy allow you to navigate attributes in your project, only the user hierarchy allows you to logically define and order groups of attributes.

The rest of this chapter discusses user hierarchies and how to create and configure them in your project.

When you group attributes together into user hierarchies, you are developing a working design of the display and browse functions of the attributes. In the example below, there are two instances of the Region hierarchy. One hierarchy demonstrates Region having multiple States and the States having multiple Stores.

This hierarchy allows you to create drilling and browsing options to the lower levels to view Region, State, and Store on a report. However, if you only include Store in the Region hierarchy, as in the second example, then the only options for drilling or browsing are the Region and Store levels.